Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A Great Read from "A womans soul" . Saw it on facebook.


My Daughters dog Bentley, 
 Watching for his Daddy.........

Hello Sweet Friends,

Just saw this on facebook and just had to share it

 with you because it really warmed my heart

 and made me smile...........So think it just might

 do that for you as well........and I do think we

 can all learn a lot from  

Well worth the read..................Enjoy!!

Blessings,  Nellie


Here's the surprising answer of a 6 year old child.
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that dogs' lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.
He said, ”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The six-year-old continued,
”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay for as long as we do.”
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
• When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
• Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
• Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
• Take naps.
• Stretch before rising.
• Run, romp, and play daily.
• Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
• Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
• On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
• On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
• When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
• Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
• Be faithful.
• Never pretend to be something you’re not.
• If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
• When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
That's the secret of happiness that we can learn from a good dog.


Terra said...


Junkchiccottage said...

Heart warming. xoxo

sistersusiesays said...

I think the older we are, the more hurt. I have spent day in and day out with Dolly for her 14 years with me. I surely miss her greatly! I thank Almighty GOD for giving her to me! As the Scripture says, "The LORD gives and the LORD takes away. Blessed be the Name of the LORD!" I also believe we will see our pets again. In Romans 8:21-22, it says, "Creation itself will be liberated from it's bondage of decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of GOD! We know that the WHOLE creation has been groaning..." Some have used the word "creature" in the place of "creation" because the original text indicates it! What joy awaits all of GOD's children in His eternal Kingdom! Love you, Susan